Sandia Peak Climber's Log

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markhyams - Dec 7, 2011 3:10 am

many times  Sucess!

I've summitted Sandia Peak many times, from the base of the Tram, from La Luz, climbing the Shield, from Tree Spring on the east side. I learned all the "secret" shortcuts too, eventually. Wonderful peak, and at over 4,000 feet of prominence, one of this country's best.


Socorro - Oct 26, 2011 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

Fun, long hike  Sucess!

Hiked up from La Luz. Great day, a bit of snow on the ground, lots of geocaches.


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 6:48 pm

Winter  Sucess!

Snow shoed it in mid december. Tons of fun. Some sketchy parts but so worth it.


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 6:47 pm

First Hike of Summer  Sucess!

La Luz is about as fun as it gets in the Sandias.. at least if you want to stay on a trail.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jun 20, 2011 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2011

All Trails Closed  Sucess!

Was I successful? I reached the summit, but all hiking trails except Foothills were closed due to fire danger effective this a.m. :-( I snuck one short hike in before learning this, but was only able to hike paved trails and the road.


AFmountaineer - Apr 18, 2011 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

Cool  Sucess!

Awesome views of Albuquerque!


runbyu1 - Nov 9, 2010 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

Run up via La Luz  Sucess!

In town for my sister's XC race, decided to summit Sandia. Started running at the La Luz trailhead, got up in just over an hour and a half. Hauled down the mountain and ran in to a couple of fellow trail runners on the way down. My ride was gone so I had to run all the way back in to town...long boring down the road after such an awesome mountain experience. The La Luz trail is about as good as they come.


pyerger - Oct 28, 2010 12:30 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2005

sandia  Sucess!

Have hiked this peak several times.


Notsob - May 23, 2010 4:48 pm

Sandia Peak  Sucess!

We drove to the top, and walk up the ramp to the top using the hand rail. It was a very exhausting 200 feet. It was cloudy that day so I couldn't see anything.


strudolyubov - Nov 2, 2009 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009

Sandia Peak  Sucess!

Climbed Sandia Peak several times via La Luz trail and twice up the Knife Edge of the Shield. Awesome views from the trail and the ridge.


ncst - Oct 21, 2009 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Great hike  Sucess!

Parked at the cable car parking, and started the connecting trail to get to the La Luz trailhead. Couldn't find it, but ended up the La Luz trail anyway a bit further up the mountain. Took the cablecar down. A nicer hike than I thought it would be.


dabailey - Sep 26, 2009 1:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

La Luz  Sucess!

Awesome views the whole way up. Kinda disheartening that after climbing almost 4000ft up, you're surrounded by people who just drove up the backside. But they didn't get the great views on the way up. Or down. Pics


BadgerSummitSeeker - Sep 3, 2009 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2009

Sandia Peak  Sucess!

Awesome views down into Albuquerque. Logged so many miles the past couple of days that my legs started to cramp up a bit. Enjoyed watching the hummingbirds on the observation deck at top.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Aug 2, 2009 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Via Knife Edge of the Shield  Sucess!

Started at Piedra Lisa Trailhead, up the Knife Edge of the Shield, along the crest to Sandia Peak, and onto the tram for a easy, knee-saving ride down. Some kinds folks were nice enough to give us a ride back to the car.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 24, 2009 10:03 pm

many times...  Sucess!

I live currently at Sandia foothills, and I hiked, ran to the top of Sandias many times using different trail. I think that La Luz is the most scenic one, but Pino trail is nice too - more isolated and empty.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 24, 2009 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009

From the Tram  Sucess!

Hiked it from the tram with my family....great views but wayyy overused...A storm rolled in later that day...Wayyy easy from the tram, too easy...but still a great peak

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jan 19, 2009 12:11 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2009

Traverse from South Sandia  Sucess!

Difficult but rewarding snowshoe trip from Embudito.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Nov 18, 2008 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2008

Route Climbed: La Luz Trail  Sucess!

Started hiking up from Juan Tabo Parking Lot at 9:45 am. Got to the summit (3,255 m/10,678 ft) at 12:45 pm. Nice views of the Albuquerque area. I haven't seen such a long switchbacks in my life. No wonder it is 14 miles RT. Got to the car at 3:00 pm. Just in time to go watch a movie (The Alps) in Albuquerque.


scooter12ga - Jun 2, 2008 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

All year long!  Sucess!

Endless summer hikes, backcountry trekking, climbing, etc... A favorite training run for me is the Pino trail which gains elevation very quickly once you get past the flats. Favorite routes: La Luz, Pino, Crest Trail, Ski Area.


MoapaPk - Jun 1, 2008 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 1982

Many times  Sucess!

Many, many times, including a few moonlight trips up La Luz. XC skied to top from 2300' down.

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